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Attachment for pulling ditches

Discussion in 'Construction Equipment Attachments' started by tkoden, Apr 12, 2016.

  1. tkoden

    tkoden Well-Known Member

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    We have been doing a lot of road maintenance and are trying to come up with a way to pull ditches on rocked roads without making a mess all over the road. Has anyone seen an attachment that would do that? We were thinking about using a ditching bucket that was 12" wide at the bottom and 36" wide at the top but that would be cumbersome doing miles of road.
     
  2. mitch504

    mitch504 Senior Member

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    What do you have to attach it to?
     
  3. Willie B

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    A dozer?
     
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    Here twe cut them from the road with a grade all or a hoe if we have to. Never have an issue with making a mess on the road.

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  6. tkoden

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    I was thinking about a trapezoid bucket but didn't know if there was anything else that might be faster. I could attach something to my 20k lbs or 40k lbs excavators or a skid steer.
     
  7. Willie B

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    I'm not clear whether you intend to maintain a formed ditch, or form one. CTL machines excel in the light duty work of cleaning out a previously formed ditch. If nobody offers a rotary ditch cleaner, a great opportunity awaits the patent holder. If the ditch isn't shaped well you want first a Gradall. A very skilled operator can do well with a big excavator & a toothless bucket & wrist.
     
  8. tkoden

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    I like the idea of a rotary ditch cleaner. Something I could put on the excavator or skid steer and pull material out of a ditch. Maybe even have it dump onto a belt that goes in the back of a 10 Wheeler.
     
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  11. Willie B

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    Somebody will build one for a CTL. A drum with flails will scoop cigarette butts, and beer cans into a hopper, then the driver dumps it into a truck to be hauled off to a facility able to make Lamborghinis out of cigarette butts.
     
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    yes I’ve seen a rotary ditch cleaner. It throws the dirt into the field. Pretty nice ditch left behind.
    Our county put a large single disc on a grader mounted to a conveyer belt to build all the roads in the county. That was years ago. Don’t see them anymore. this might be a better option. I’m trying to find out who manufactures then. I found pics of these on a blade in Scandinavia/Sweden. It allows for positive and/or negative cut for pulling the shoulder and grading the road top in one pass.
    I was just told that someone in Washington was custom building them for Yakama County. I’m going to call them.
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  14. Bls repair

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    Do you have to remove dirt or can you just lose it?
     
  15. Blocker in MS

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    This is what a few of the counties around here run....when they have to.